With summer here, children need ways to stay engaged, and parents want to ensure they’re still helping their child progress and develop! That’s why we’ve highlighted five tips to help parents choose toys that will stimulate their children’s imagination and improve their development. Naturally, select toys that do more than one thing! If you’re on a budget for summer trips, search for toys that can be used multiple times in many ways. (more…)
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are getting an average of 7 hours per day of screen time, from television and computers to phones and game consoles. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommends avoiding digital media use in children younger than 18 to 24 months?
Nowadays, it’s rare Not to see a person staring at his or her phone while waiting or hanging around for something else to start.
Today, waiting, relaxing, and unwinding equates to watching a phone, a tablet or television. The art of waiting without some form of technology is a thing of the past since we are constantly plugged in and stimulated. (more…)
There is no one thing that works for all children, and there is no one quick fix, however, there are many techniques that will help children whether or not they have autism. Here are our top 5 tips parents can use daily that help reduce tantrums, increase understanding, direction following and family happiness! (more…)
How does your child/children feel when their sibling gets speech and language therapy and they don’t? Do your other children ever feel left out? (more…)
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have trouble accepting an array of tastes, textures and temperatures of foods. As noted in recent studies on the topic, “the estimated prevalence of feeding problems in children with autism has been reported to be as high as 90 percent, with close to 70 percent of children described as selective eaters.” (more…)
Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in America. While symptoms of autism spectrum disorder vary from person to person, a large proportion of those affected also have a dysfunctional sensory system. In fact, 75% of children with autism experience significant symptoms of sensory processing disorder. When exposed to a stimulating environment, children with sensory issues are either under- or over-reactive. Through sensory integration therapy, children improve attention and awareness in order to reduce overall arousal. Sensory integration therapy should be administered by a professional, like those at Greater Learning. However, parents with children that have sensory dysfunction can help their child at home by creating a bedroom. (more…)
The use of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is on the rise and for good reason. It’s been associated with alleviating several uncomfortable and painful symptoms related to a variety of medical issues. People from everyday adults to professional athletes are starting to incorporate CBD oil products into their training and fitness regimens in order to speed up recovery and even improve performance.
But is it safe for kids? (more…)
The green wave, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, is rushing across the country, but the more prominent, beneficial wave of CBD is taking people and holistic doctors by storm for the better! Unfortunately, there’s been an unwarranted stigma around CBD because of miseducation and ambiguous facts. The truth is, CBD is incredibly helpful for children, adults and pets for an array of issues! Here are our 5 facts to dispel rumors and false knowledge around CBD so you can start making educated choices on using it for yourself and your family.
Who says playing can’t be educational? Grab your cars and let’s play! Busy parents and speech-language pathologists can utilize a single toy for multiple functions and skills during the day! Sometimes a great, easy way to help your child develop language is to find a toy or book and use it regularly. Today’s topic is cars! I bet everyone has several of them somewhere in your office or at home! (more…)
As we continue to look at ways to develop and support positive interactions with children, we need to fist consider what things our kids need. Naturally, we have talked about some things they don’t need, like lectures, negative feedback and inconsistencies. So, what are ways we can encourage positive behavioral responses?